George Gurdjieff Mysterious & Elusive Teacher (1877? – 1949)


“I cannot develop you; I can create conditions in which you can develop yourself”. “Re-member yourself”

The Five Obligations (five strivings for daily effort)

    1) Preserve your life
    2) Find your place in the scheme.
    3) Develop yourself.
    4) Help others to develop.
    5) Pay back.

Bennet knew him and wrote a biography…also said of Gurdjieff:

    “the strangest eyes I have ever seen.”

Set up his ‘Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man‘ in Fontainebleau-Avon.

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From The Unknowable Gurdjieff by Margaret Anderson:
(Musings and descriptions about her studies with him including qutoes the man himself)

  • – The Gurdjieff ideas are a pattern of thinking — a great thinking-machine. – The Gurdjieff technique for this development is a unique activity and has not been presented in any literature, science or teaching in the way it was presented by him.

    The Gurdjieff Method: A method of Conscious Effort and Voluntary Suffering against INERTIA and REPITITION.

    – …the source of Gurdjieff’s doctrine goes back to the Gnostics.”

    – Our subconscious brain should be our conscious brain. Everything that has happened to us in life is there, penned up in the cerebellum, escaping only in sleep, traces, etc.

    “To see is passive. To LOOK is active”.

    “He who goes slow goes far.”

    “Paradox is present in all great truths”.

    “Live a life of friction. Let yourself be disturbed as much as possible, but observe.”

    – We waste our lives in associations, cheifly associations of words. Think at night of your words. Our words our aped.”

    – Man is a biological product of theree inter-acting centres –physical, emotional, mental. We are in a state of arrested development beacause our mental and emotional centres are not developed.

    – “One must learn from one who knows.”

    – …Knowledge cannot come to people without effort on their part.

    – When you went to Gurdjieff to study, only one demand was made on you—that you work

    – There is a small book by Eugen Herrigel, Zen in the Art of Archery which parallels in a striking way the method of Gurdjieff’s teaching…”

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Andrea Dandolo je pisac i istražitelj razvoja svijesti i duhovnosti uključen u razotkrivanje drevnih učenja s ciljem olakšavanja unutarnjeg razvoja ljudskih bića. Jedan od načina kojima se time bavi je i kroz blog koji je preveden na engleski, španjolski i od nedavno hrvatski. Od rane mladosti je u svijetu duhovnosti i rada na sebi sudjelujući u radu grupa koje potječu direktno od Gurdjieffa, tj koje su bile vođene od strane samog Gurdjieffa U skladu sa drevnim znanjima, naglašava razvoj svjesnosti kao primarno sredstvo za psihološku transformaciju i duhovnu osvještenost individualaca. Karakteristike sistema koji predlaže su jednostavan jezik i moderni prijevod drevnih učenja kao i njihove praktične primjene u svakodnevnome životu. Njegov blog čitaju ljudi iz svih krajeva svijeta. Samorazvoj je ne religiozni i ne dogmatski put; sastoji se primarno od naprednog dostizanja viših stanja svijesti, p prisustva i konačno od ostvarivanja svoje prave intimne prirode, koja je poznata u mnogim tradicijama pod imenima poput esencija, duša, biće. Kroz takav razvoj individualna osoba ulazi u nove dimenzije svijesti koje mu omogućuju da vidi stvarnost sakrivenu iza iluzija. To mu omogućuje kreiranje osobnosti neovisne i otporne na vanjske situacije i vanjska uvjetovanja. Posljedice takvog razvoja su oštra inteligencija, izvanredni kreativni kapaciteti, ravnoteža i smirenost u svakoj situaciji i stabilno stanje višeg stanja svijesti koje je poznato u drevnim tradicijama pod nazivom “buđenje”.
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